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Moderate Although longer than the stair climb up to the saddle between it and Giant Mountain, the trail from New Russia is one that many would consider to be one of the finest in the region. This is one of my favorite hikes in Alaska, and even if you're staying in Anchorage it's well worth driving the miles or so to the park just for this hike. Arrive at Broken Arrow Trailhead. Denali National Park is about miles north of Anchorage. It climbs well-worn rock stairs till you see Eagle Falls, then it continues to rise for the next mile and a half before you get to Eagle Lake.

The route I am referring to in this post is the ski trail route, and it is a grind fest to get to the top. Depending on the time of year you visit you may have to cross over a few small water crossings.

If I return to Denali, cross country hiking will be at the top of my priority list. Easy Close enough to the road to make it the only high peak summit you can plainly see from its trailhead, Cascade is another favorite for first-timers. We saw a moose on the trail here. It is nuts but a fantastic feeling of accomplishment when you complete it.

What I love about this trail is that it not only provides a great overview of the popular formations of Sedona as well as an opportunity to visit the magestic Oak Creek. Mount Skylight Mount Marcy dominates the horizon from Skylight's summit, especially during sunrise. The trail ends in grand fashion as it rises up and crescendos onto a quasi-plateau above tree tops. Cross over divided highway.

It's worth staying downtown in Anchorage, where there are a number of decent pubs and restaurants I'd second the ubiquitous recommendations of Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse. West Fork Trail will always hold a special place in many hearts.

There's a small fee for parking. The drive is scenic in its own right.

We saw a woodpecker here, and later in the season bears congregate to fish along the river, so there's a chance of seeing wildlife. The Crow Pass trailhead is already at moderate elevation, and it takes only a short time to clear the trees and emerge onto the slopes of the Crow Creek valley. Although not impossible to follow, trails like these require a keen eye and better attention than you might be able to use on other hikes. The view into the Matanuska Valley from the the top isn't quite enough reward for the effort, in my opinion, but it's still excellent. The highlight is the Raven Glacier, which, although not enormous by Alaskan standards, has a great backcountry setting.

Take in the beauty and wonder of Sedona one step at a time. It is the lifeline for so many who have come here, who are here and for those who are to come. Huckaby trail is a well-disguised trail right in the heart of Sedona.

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